Pulse retrieval and soliton formation in a nonstandard scheme for dynamic electromagnetically induced transparency

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2005

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Peng, Amy
Johnsson, Mattias
Hope, Joseph

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American Physical Society

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We examine in detail an alternative method of retrieving the information written into an atomic ensemble of three-level atoms using electromagnetically induced transparency. We find that the behavior of the retrieved pulse is strongly influenced by the relative atom-light coupling strengths of the two relevant transitions. When the individual atom-light coupling strength for the retrieval beam is the stronger of the two transitions, regeneration of the stored pulse is possible. Otherwise, we show the retrieval process can lead to creation of solitonlike pulses.

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Keywords: Level structures; Positive frequencies; Pulse retrieval; Soliton formation; Crystals; Differentiation (calculus); Electromagnetism; Mathematical models; Mathematical operators; Matrix algebra; Natural frequencies; Resonance; Wavefronts; Solitons

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Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

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10.1103/PhysRevA.71.033817

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